Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
For the Executive Member to approve the
updated “Positive approach to youth engagement”
guidance for implementation and publicity from September
That the updated “Positive approach to youth engagement” guidance be approved for implementation and publicity from September 2018.
i. There is a necessity for the Local Authority to have a young people’s engagement strategy. The strategy should detail how the Local Authority and its partners engage young people in decision making.
ii. For those children and young people with Special Educational Needs and disabilities there is a statutory duty to ensure “the participation of children, their parents and young people in decision- making” and to ensure “greater choice and control for young people and parents over support”.
iii. Absence of a young people’s engagement strategy will not help us to demonstrate to external assessors, young people, schools or the parents forum that we are serious about partnership working.
Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;
Financial Impact: Within existing budget
Subject to Urgent Proceedings: No
Making Representations: In writing to the Director of Children, Young People & Learning
Other reasons / organisations consulted
Workshops with Youth Parliament
This work has been developed with the support
of young people through the Youth Parliament.
Contact: Kashif Nawaz, Head of Children's Support Services Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 01344 353318.
Publication date: 16/10/2018
Date of decision: 16/10/2018
Effective from: 24/10/2018